Entrance to Masjid-e-Nabavi

Fiqh, Hajj - Merits and Precepts / Friday, November 13th, 2009

When you enter Masjid-e-Nabavi you should step in with your right footstep forward while reciting Darood Sharif and

“O Allah ! Open for me the gates of Thy mercy.”

It is better to enter the Mosque through Bab-e-Jibril. After entering the mosque you should first go to Raudh-ul-Janna which is a place between the sacred grave and the Mimbar (the pulpit) of the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him). It has been narrated in Hadith that this piece of land is from Heavens. In Raudh-ul-Janna you should offer to Rak’at prayers of Tahiyyat-ul-Masjid and thereafter should present yourself near the sacred mausoleum while standing at a distance of three or four arms’ length from the pillar erected in the corner of the wall on the head-side of the sacred mausoleum. You should neither go very near to the net works of the mausoleum nor stand very far unncessarily. With your face towards the sacred mausoleum and your back towards Ka’ba you should reflect in your mind that the Holy Prophet is resting in his grave with his face towards Ka’ba. Thereafter, you should offer your salam (Salutation) very respectfully, with a moderate voice, neither very loudly nor very low. Here as well no particular words have been defined for Salam but it is better to offer Darood-o-Salam with these words :-

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